Eri Nakagawa, a native of Osaka, Japan, has been on the piano faculty of College of Music, Mahidol University in Thailand since 1995. Prior to her appointment at Mahidol, she was Assistant Professor of Music Performance at Ball State University, Indiana, USA. She has been invited as a guest pianist and professor at the University of Northern Colorado in USA, Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Bösendorfer Saal in Vienna, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, Corfu Festival in Greece, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, Moulin d’Andé International Masterclasses in Normandy, France, Piano Plus Festival in Corfu, Greece, UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur, Beijing China Conservatory, Northwest Minzu University in Lanzhou, NanJing Xiaozhuang University, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music in Hangzhou, Sicily International Piano Festival in Catania, Italy, etc.
At Mahidol University, she gives solo recitals regularly; her programs have included Chopin 4 Scherzos, 4 Ballades, and 24 Etudes; Debussy 12 Etudes, Beethoven last three Sonatas and Diabelli Variations, J. S. Bach Goldberg Variations and Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 2 (1913); Schumann Sonata No. 3 and Brahms Sonata No. 3, and more. Besides solo recitals, she has performed more than ten concertos including Beethoven Concerto No. 4, Bartók Concerto No. 3, Brahms Concerto No. 1, Prokofiev Concerto No. 3, Rachmaninoff Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, etc. with numerous orchestras. Most recently, she performed Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 5 with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in March 2021. She also enjoys working as a collaborative pianist and accompanist with her colleagues in Thailand and distinguished musicians abroad such as Frøydis Ree Wekre, Daniel Perantoni, Johann Kawrza, Joost Christiaan Flach, Gustavo Romero, Michael Vaiman, Asako Tamura, etc.
1997 – Ball State University (USA) – Doctor of Arts
1987 – Ball State University (USA) – Master of Music
1984 – Osaka Kyoiku University (Japan) – Bachelor of Education